10.03.2022DoorDash Hacker Incident Illustrates Third-Party Vendor Risks and Potential VulnerabilitiesHackers have increasingly focused on third-party vendors as avenues to data held by associated businesses. On August 25, 2022, DoorDash announced that it had experienced a data breach which impacted the personal information of certain customers and drivers. Unfortunately, DoorDash is not alone in experiencing the security risks linked to many third-party vendors.
09.16.2022Harris Freier Named Privacy & Cybersecurity Lead Practice PartnerGenova Burns LLC is proud to announce that Partner Harris S. Freier, Esq., widely recognized for his employment litigation expertise with his focus on restrictive covenants, will expand his practice and Chair the Firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice.
09.12.2022Potential Harm Enough For Class Action to Proceed in Data Breach Litigation The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has given new life to a putative class action suit led by a former employee of a company that suffered a ransomware attack, leading to her sensitive information being released onto the Dark Web. In February 2021, the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed her case for lack of standing, due to the “speculative nature” of the injuries to the employees. However, on September 2, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated the judgment of the District Court, and remanded the case for consideration on the merits (a fresh examination of the evidence and facts presented), giving the potential class of plaintiffs a new chance for relief.
04.23.2020Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse ActAlthough this case involves a criminal prosecution, the decision will implicate the ability of companies to bring civil cases in federal court against employees and former employees that improperly access company data for improper purposes. The CFAA has been an important tool for companies to enforce the confidentiality of data in their computer systems and has become increasingly important as more and more confidential data is electronic.
11.15.2019What Cannabis Companies Need to Know About Data SecurityCompanies should not take solace in the hope that hackers will merely bypass them for these larger targets. Smaller companies, and even cannabis companies, can and have been hacked and subject to data breaches in the past.